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Scouting report

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Steelers

Baker Mayfield is coming off a poor performance against the Packers, averaging only 6.2 yards per attempt with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Mayfield only has two Top-12 finishes in 13 games this season. The Browns are a run-heavy offense, which limits Mayfield's passing volume. We can expect more of the same against the Steelers this week.

The Steelers rank 14th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per game allowed to quarterbacks. This game has a 41-point total, so it projects to be low-scoring. There's absolutely no reason to even consider starting Mayfield in the fantasy finals. He's merely a desperation FLEX in SuperFlex leagues.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Packers

Baker Mayfield looks ready to return from COVID-19 in time to take on the Green Bay Packers. Mayfield isn't on the fantasy radar right now, as he currently ranks as QB26 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks with at least 10 starts. The good news is that this projects as more of a pass-heavy game script with the Browns projected to play from behind.

The Packers rank 21st in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per game allowed to quarterbacks, so Mayfield will have an opportunity to have a better game in this spot. However, there's no way you can trust him in the semifinals unless you're in desperate need of a quarterback in SuperFlex formats.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Ravens

Baker Mayfield comes off a much-needed bye week due to his myriad of injuries, set to face a Ravens defense for the second consecutive week. I expect a much better performance coming off the bye, especially against a pass-funnel defense that just lost its best cornerback in Marlon Humphrey.

The Ravens rank 25th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per game allowed to quarterbacks, so this is an exploitable matchup. Mayfield looks like a sneaky streamer in this spot, but there's a lot of risk here given that it's a run-heavy offense. I'd be more willing to go towards Mayfield in DFS tournaments as a contrarian play.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 at Ravens

Baker Mayfield continues to be hampered by injuries, as he's playing through an injured shoulder right now. He's also limited by playing in one of the most run-heavy offenses in the NFL. This makes him tough to consider as a streamer unless the matchup dictates a pass-heavy game script. It's possible that this is the case against an explosive Ravens offense. If Cleveland is forced to play from behind, perhaps we can see a better showing from Mayfield.

The Ravens rank 25th in Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points per Game, so the matchup is there for Mayfield. However, like Cleveland, Baltimore is run-heavy. Both teams also play at a slow pace. This makes it possible that we see a low-scoring game given the limited volume between these two teams. I'd look elsewhere if I needed a streamer. Save Mayfield for DFS Showdown slates.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Lions

Baker Mayfield had another dismal performance last week, completing 11-of-21 passes (52.4%) for 73 yards (3.5 Y/A) with one touchdown and one interception. He suffered a knee injury in the blowout loss to the Patriots, but he plans to play this week against the Lions. Mayfield is an underwhelming streamer, finishing in the Top-12 quarterbacks in only two games this season.

This is a good matchup against a Lions defense that ranks 16th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, but there's always the risk of limited volume considering that the Browns are one of the most run-heavy offenses in the NFL. You also have to take into account that this could be a blowout, with the Browns as 10-point favorites. This makes me less excited about Mayfield this week.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 at Patriots

Baker Mayfield is coming off an efficient outing against the Bengals where he completed 66.7 percent of his passes at 10.4 yards per attempt. He finished as QB12 for the week, which was his only Top-12 finish of the season, demonstrating his limited upside in a run-heavy offense. It's clear that Mayfield is a better quarterback when Odell Beckham Jr. isn't on the field.

Mayfield goes up against a Patriots defense that ranks second in aFPA to quarterbacks, so this is a tough matchup. Add in the run-heavy offensive scheme and you have an unappealing streamer this week. Expect the Browns to try to exploit the Patriots' defense on the ground because that's where they are more vulnerable.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE QB Baker Mayfield - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at Bengals

Baker Mayfield returned to the lineup to underwhelming results against the Steelers last week, completing 20-of-31 targets for 225 yards with no touchdowns. Currently QB27 in fantasy points per game, Mayfield is only worth streaming in good matchups with projected pass-heavy game scripts.

Mayfield goes up against a Bengals defense that ranks 24th in aFPA. This team just allowed Mike White to throw for 405 yards against them. The Browns are also 2.5-point underdogs in this spot, so perhaps we can see Mayfield air it out more often this week. This puts him on the streaming radar in deeper leagues.

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